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Appendix: Operational Data Reporting Management Pack

Updated: August 2, 2010

The Operational Data Reporting Management Pack is installed with Operations Manager 2007. Version 6.1.7695.0 of the Operational Data Reporting Management (ODR) Pack, which is included with the Operations Manager Management Pack, is identical to version 6.1.7676.0, however the version number of the ODR Management Pack was updated to maintain consistency with the Operations Manager Management Pack.

The Operational Data Reporting Management Pack gathers information and sends reports to Microsoft on a weekly basis (if you select to send reports). Microsoft uses these reports to improve the quality of its management packs and Operations Manager 2007. Participation in the program is strictly voluntary.

You can run and use the reports produced by the Operational Data Reporting Management Pack whether you choose to send reports to Microsoft or not.

Changes in This Update

There are no changes to the Operational Data Reporting Management Pack in version 6.1.7695.0.

Changes in Version 6.1.7676.0

The 6.1.7676.0 version of the Operational Data Reporting Management Pack fixes an issue where the Management Packs ODR report would fail to submit data.

Changes in Version 6.1.7672.0

The 6.1.7672.0 version of the Operational Data Reporting Management Pack includes the following changes:

  • Changed the name from Microsoft ODR Report Library to Operational Data Reporting Management Pack

  • Added the following columns to the Management Packs report:

    • Override Type: displays the type of override that has been applied

    • Workflow ID: displays the ID of the workflow that was overridden

    • Workflow Name: displays the name of the workflow that was overridden

    • Target Type: displays whether the override was applied to a class, group, or instance

Changes in Version 6.1.7599.0

The 6.1.7599.0 version of the Operational Data Reporting Management Pack includes the following changes:

  • The instance space report is available on both Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2. Previously, this report was only available on Operations Manager 2007 R2.

  • The Management Packs report is updated so that the list of overrides also shows disabled rules and monitors.

  • A new report is added which shows the number of alerts per day generated by a particular rule or monitor.

  • Report descriptions were updated.

  • The Most Common Alerts report was updated to show the top 50 alerts instead of the top 25.

Reports in This Management Pack

To see the Operational Data Reporting reports, in the Operations console, click Reporting. In the Reporting pane, expand Reporting, and then click Microsoft ODR Report Library. The management pack includes the following reports:

  • Instance Space Report

    This report shows the number of instances of each class (for example, Exchange Servers) that are created in your management group. By default, this report needs no parameters, but it is possible to modify the start and end dates.

  • Management Group Report

    This report shows the operating system version used in the Operations Manager infrastructure (management servers). By default, this report needs no parameters, but it is possible to modify the start and end dates.

  • Management Packs Report

    This report shows the versions of each management pack that is installed in your environment. It also summarizes all the overrides you have defined in your environment, as well as custom rules and monitors you have authored. By default, this report needs no parameters, but it is possible to modify the start and end dates.

  • Most Common Alerts Report

    This report shows the most common alerts generated within the report period (by default one week). It also shows this data by management pack. By default, this report needs no parameters, but it is possible to modify the start and end dates.

  • Alerts Per Day Report

    This report shows the number of alerts generated per day from each rule or monitor that alerted within the report period (by default one week). By default, this report needs no parameters, but it is possible to modify the start and end dates.

Sending Reports to Microsoft

If you elect to send operational data reports to Microsoft, Operations Manager 2007 Reporting collects a summary of how Operations Manager 2007 is being used and sends reports to Microsoft on a weekly basis. Microsoft uses these reports to improve the quality of its management packs and Operations Manager 2007. You do not need to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) to send operational data reports.

noteNote
Before configuring operational data reports, make sure that Operations Manager 2007 Reporting is installed, and that the management server has access to the Internet so that reports can be sent to Microsoft.

To configure the operational data reports settings

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Administrators role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Administration button.

  3. In the Administration pane, expand Administration, and then click Settings.

  4. In the Settings pane, expand Type: General, right-click Privacy, and then click Properties.

  5. In the Global Management Server Settings - Privacy dialog box, on the Operational Data Reports tab, click Yes, send operational data reports to Microsoft (recommended) to send reports or click No, don't send operational data reports to Microsoft to decline participation.

  6. Click OK.

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